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Maryland Minute 1.6.11 - Was Maryland Ever Serious about Leach?

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Want to know how a two week vacation to Thailand can get ruined?  By constantly checking your phone about the MD Football Coaching hire, only to find out... it's Randy Edsall.  Just got back yesterday, so I'll share some quick thoughts on the hire:

The Terps had a chance to generate national interest, put fans in the seats, make a bold move, and bring real excitement to the program.  They shied away from all of that for a guy who's career record is no better than the alum's who they just fired.  I love the University of Maryland.  I will still go to games, scream my lungs out, blog about them, and be a fan.  But my level of excitement for Terps football right now is at a 5, when it could have been at an 8.5 with the Leach hiring.  

What's done is done.  I'll give Edsall a chance, and support him like I did the Fridge.  But we had a chance to go from "good to great" (as KA once told us) and instead, it seems like we made a lateral move.  

Onto the MM...

He doesn't think so...

"I talked to Maryland," Leach said. "I don’t know how serious they were. My record speaks for itself."

I'm still in recovery mode. Unless Edsall ends up being a slam dunk hire, I, for one, will always wonder 'what if?'

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